Birt, MacKenzie win opening games of P.E.I. Scotties and Tankard (Guardian)

O’LEARY, P.E.I. — The Suzanne Birt and Eddie MacKenzie rinks won the opening games of the P.E.I. Scotties and Tankard provincial women’s and men’s curling championships on Friday.

Skip Suzanne Birt and her rink won defeated the Darlene London team 12-0 in the opening game of the best-of-five Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in O’Leary on Friday. Action resumes on Saturday morning. – Jason Simmonds

The Birt rink, out of the Montague and Cornwall clubs, stole all 12 points in a 12-0 win over Montague’s Darlene London team.

MacKenzie and his rink from the Crapaud and Montague clubs defeated the Blair Jay foursome out of the Silver Fox in Summerside by a 10-4 score.

With two women’s and two men’s teams entered in the provincial championships, each event features a best-of-five series.

The teams will be back on the ice at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Saturday. Draw 2 will begin at 11 a.m., with Draw 3 taking place at 4 p.m.

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